Nutrition by RD was created by Rebecca Ditkoff, a Registered Dietitian (RD)/Nutritionist based in New York City. Rebecca believes she was born to become a Registered Dietitian destined by her matching initials and credentials, as well as her ongoing passion for all things nutrition, food and wellness.
As an RD she has met the strict educational and clinical standards set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to qualify as a nutrition professional and expert. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, Rebecca also completed her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the CUNY School of Public Health. She is currently an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Greater New York Dietetic Association.
She has over 7 years of both inpatient and outpatient clinical experience in NYC providing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and nutritional counseling on therapeutic diets for weight loss and weight management as well as a variety of health conditions including diabetes, PCOS, cardiovascular disease, HIV, cancer, bariatric surgery, renal disease, and gastrointestinal disorders. MNT is a dietary approach to managing certain medical conditions. It is not a diet - instead a method of managing an individual’s special needs through dietary and lifestyle changes.
Rebecca is also experienced in virtual nutrition coaching and enjoys working with brides-to-be and mothers-to-be. She believes that everyone’s nutritional needs are different and her philosophy focuses on an individualized approach (no one-size-fits-all recommendations here!). Rebecca helps her client focus on what they need to eat, not what to cut out. She loves to share exciting, tasty meal ideas and help her clients secure the tools to feel more in control of their eating habits. Additionally, she emphasizes intuitive eating to help improve her clients relationships with food and increase healthful and balanced eating patterns (and yes – dessert included!).
Rebecca is a native New Yorker and currently lives in the heart of NYC in midtown Manhattan with her husband, Alex and their puppy, Winnie. She enjoys experimenting in the kitchen to create “healthified” versions of traditional recipes, trying new workout classes, exploring the city and checking out new restaurants or cafes in search of the best matcha latte.